By Pat Sier, City Bureau Developer
In one of the few mayoral races in recent memory without a clear front-runner, candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle led the 14-candidate field and are heading to a runoff election for mayor in April. (In Chicago’s runoff system, if no candidate receives a majority of votes, the top two vote-getters face each other again.) At the ward level, several incumbent aldermen lost their seats to political newcomers and 14 more races—plus the city treasurer’s spot—will head to a runoff election. Several wards, like the 20th and 25th, saw crowded fields where a longtime incumbent was taken out of the running due to legal woes.
City Bureau mapped the results (with data help from DataMade) so you can learn more. View results by ward or precinct or get a sense of how much of a region’s votes came from a given ward or precinct by selecting “Opacity by # Votes”. If you’re curious to see an area’s second choice candidate, or want to know how two candidates did relative to each other, check and un-check boxes to toggle which candidates’ vote totals are shown in the map colors.